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Updated Aug 21, 2015

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Michigan State University Federal Credit Union CEO April Clobes  (no image)
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "It's a good place to work if you are single…and want a black hole on a programmer resume"

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    Former Employee - Computer Programmer in East Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Michigan State University Federal Credit Union full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company pays well if you are a teller, and they pay the web programmers well too, The main headquarters is in a cool building. nice cafeteria and nice people to work with

    Cons

    The CEO will tell you how awesome the IT department is in one sentence and then say we can all be outsourced in the next. The pay is crap for the area. He gave out $100 one the same day all the programmers at Auto-Owners got a real bonus and would not stop talking about how awesome it was. It was annoying. Maternity leave is crap. Its a difficult place to work if you are a woman and have family. They give... you sick time but expect you not to use it. They use ancient, third proprietary technology. It's boring if you are on the IT team. If you are a web programmer they pay is way better and more fun.

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    Advice to Management

    Why give it, they wouldn't listen anyway.

    Michigan State University Federal Credit Union2014-04-20
  2. "Great place to work, not so great programming job"

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    Former Employee - Computer Programmer in East Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Michigan State University Federal Credit Union full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The building atmosphere is awesome at headquarters. Everyone is always smiling and nice to coworkers outside of their department. Training is fun, and I get the feeling that the company tries very hard to make it a good atmosphere for their employees and members. I wasn't there long enough to receive any benefits, but from what I hear, they are quite good. Pay was reasonable for a beginning computer programming.

    Cons

    I quit because it was not a good fit for me and the direction I wanted my career to go. I was in the computer programming department and when hired, was under the impression that I would be using Java and other tools that would have applicability outside of the financial services sector. However, in my few months there, most everyone seemed to be using a very obscure primitive "programming language" specific to... the company's banking system/software. The tasks I was asked to do in this language were not at all interesting or challenging. I felt like the longer I stayed, the more stale my real software development skills were getting. Additionally, I didn't get along well with my supervisor. They were not respectful of me when I had to take a couple of days off sick. Also, they were quick to criticize and at times seemed confrontational. Leaving was very hard, as I really like the environment, my coworkers, and the general mission statement and principles of the place. But in the end, the position just wasn't right for me and the career I wanted to have.

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    Advice to Management

    In the programming department: Be more honest about what the job entails during the interview process. Don't give the false impression that programmers will be doing most of their work in a real language like Java. Be more considerate and respectful of employee needs and diversity. Overall/higher level management: Keep doing what you are doing. I really liked the atmosphere and work environment. I felt inspired... during training and really got the feeling that higher level management cared about employees and the quality of the company.

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    Michigan State University Federal Credit Union2015-08-21
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